Pearl Izumi has been announced as the exclusive cycling apparel, training apparel and cycling shoe sponsor of USA Triathlon, including the USA Triathlon National Team, USA Paratriathlon National Team and Team USA, comprised of the top age-group athletes who qualify to represent their country at International Triathlon Union World Championships.
“We are proud to announce our partnership with USA Triathlon,” said Andrew Hammond, Global Brand Manager for Pearl Izumi. “We look forward to a close relationship with this dedicated group of athletes, from pros to the newly initiated.”
Pearl Izumi will outfit the elite athletes on the USA Triathlon and USA Paratriathlon National Teams with cycling apparel to wear at ITU events and for training purposes. USA Triathlon will also utilize Pearl Izumi cycling gear to award to National Champions at all four USA Triathlon-owned National Championships: Age Group, Collegiate Club & High School, Duathlon, and Youth & Junior.
Upon registering or renewing in 2017, USA Triathlon members will also receive exclusive Pearl Izumi benefits, including special offers on PearlIzumi.com through a personalized discount code. In addition, USA Triathlon teams and clubs can receive up to 20% off Pearl Izumi custom orders.
“USA Triathlon is thrilled to partner with Pearl Izumi,” said Matthew Stone, Senior Marketing Manager for USA Triathlon. “Their support of our National Team, Paratriathlon National Team, and our Team USA program has already been tremendous, and we look forward to continuing to grow our partnership and product lines through Pearl Izumi.”
Pearl Izumi is a leading international brand in the manufacture of high-performance, high-tech sports apparel and footwear for avid cycling, tri and running enthusiasts. Based in Louisville, Colorado, a suburb of Boulder, Pearl Izumi is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shimano American Corporation, which is located in Irvine, California. For over 60 years, Pearl Izumi notes that it has been evolving and revolutionizing the design and manufacture of performance apparel and footwear for athletes who depend on uncompromising gear. The company rooted its new world headquarters in the Colorado Front Range where it embraces strong influence, both culturally and structurally, from its Japanese heritage.
USA Triathlon serves as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world.
In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).